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Register Now - March 18 & 19, 2021 Virtual Annual Conference
Thursday, March 18, 2021, 9:00 AM to Friday, March 19, 2021, 12:00 PM CST
Category: Annual Meeting

84th Annual Conference - GOING VIRTUAL!

Registration Fees:
SLSI Member  ~ $195
Non-Member ~ $250

SLSI Presents the Following Programs: Earn 9 PDHs over two days. 


Day 1: March 18, 2021 9am-4pm (Breaks and 1 hour lunch)
Dr. Charles A. "Tony" Nettleman, III, PSM, Esq.
Nettleman Land Consultants, Inc.  www.cnettleman.net

Riparian Ownership and Use. (This presentation will be customized to Iowa/Midwest specific issues) This presentation will also explore court proceedings dealing with riparian and how not to wind up in court in the first place.

Locating the side and lateral boundaries of riparian ownership is difficult! The terra firma adjoining the water is constantly moving and shifting, but the ownership lines that extend into the water are fixed by centuries of jurisprudence. Did your property experience a build-up of sediment or a major allusive event? Even more, the evidence is required before finding the boundary. These subjects can be some of the most frustrating and time-consuming land disputes. Even more important than riparian ownership is the allocation of docking rights. There are many methods to allocate riparian use between neighbors, and choosing the correct method is critical to properly locating lines of use.

Day 2: March 19, 2021 (9am-12pm)

9am: Update New Datum 2022. Dave Zenk, PE, PLS, NGS
NAD 83 and NAVD 88, although still the official horizontal and vertical datums of the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS), have been identified as having shortcomings that are best addressed through defining new horizontal and vertical datums. The new reference frames (geometric and geopotential) will rely primarily Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) as well as an updated and time-tracked geoid model. This paradigm will be easier and more cost-effective to maintain. Learn how the new datums may affect your work and how to prepare for the future.

10am: Strategies for Locating Survey Information on the Iowa Department of Transportation Public Website “myDOT Docs."
Craig Steffensmeier, PLS, Senior Land Surveyor, IaDOT

11am ETHICS: To ensure the public’s safety, the Iowa Code defines the importance and expectation of ethical behavior for licensed land surveyors. Learn about behaving ethically and professionally in a business context, the principles behind ethical decision making and putting ethics into practice as a licensed land surveyor. One hour provided towards Iowa’s continuing education ethics requirement. Rita Perea, Rita Perea, Leadership Coaching & Consulting. https://www.ritaperea.com/



 This will offer 9 PDHs over two days, various breaks throughout the course will be offered as well.  This workshop will be offered virtually on Thursday & Friday, March 18 & 19, 2021,  Lunch hour 12pm-1pm on March 18.  A Zoom link will be sent to you on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

Dr. Charles A. "Tony" Nettleman, III, PSM, Esq.
Nettleman Land Consultants, Inc.

Dr. Tony Nettleman is a former professor of Florida Atlantic University, University of Florida, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi. He established the Nettleman Institute of Surveying Engineering in August 2019. A online surveying school dedicated to kickstarting survey careers.

 In his professional career, he worked with Land Law Consultant, Walter G. Robillard and Associated and in 2012 established Nettleman Land Consultants. He serves as an expert witness for land disputes, dock disputes, and a variety of cases.  www.cnettleman.net